COVID-19 Testing, Tracing, and Results

Information changes frequently. Please check back to this page often.

Roadmap to Reopen: Ontario, including Huron Perth, is currently in Step 3 of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen. During Step 3 of the Roadmap, we must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions that are in place. 

Getting tested

Depending on your situation you may be able to get a COVID-19 test at a testing/assessment centre, or at a participating pharmacy.

Go to an assessment centre if you:

  • have COVID-19 symptoms
  • have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • received an exposure notification through the COVID Alert app
  • have been instructed by public health to get tested

People who are household members of a sick person who is going for testing DO NOT also need to go for a test unless otherwise advised by their family doctor or public health. 

Go to a participating pharmacy if you:

  • do not have symptoms 
  • have not been in close physical contact with someone who currently has COVID-19
  • are not part of a specific outbreak investigation

Learn more about COVID-19 tests.

For a full list of testing locations visit COVID-19 testing locations.

Getting a test for travel

In order to receive a COVID-19 test for outbound international travel and to receive a valid travel certificate you must pay for a private COVID-19 test. These tests are not available through Huron-Perth assessment centres. A test done at a local assessment centre will not be sufficient to meet the requirements for international outbound travel.

Huron Perth Assessment Centres do not provide travel-related testing.

Huron Perth Public Health does not provide results of private COVID-19 tests or provide information for travel certificates.

Private COVID-19 tests, and travel certificates, for outbound international travel are available through the following:

This list is for information only. The inclusion of a pharmacy or testing location on this page does not indicate an endorsement or involvement from Huron Perth Public Health.

How to get tested

  • If you are unsure if you need to be tested for COVID-19 complete the Ontario government’s Online Assessment tool.
  • Call your primary healthcare provider or contact the community assessment centres directly to book an appointment. If you meet the criteria to get tested at a pharmacy, contact the pharmacy directly. Use this searchable list of COVID-19 Testing Locations.
  • Assessment centres are managed by local primary care under the Ontario Health agency. HPPH provides the following list of local assessment centres for community information, but please contact a local assessment centre for more information.

Locations of Huron Perth COVID-19 Community Testing Centres

Location Contact information Hours of operation How to get a test

Stratford [operated by Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance] 

Rotary Complex - Hall D

353 McCarthy Rd., Stratford

Monday - Friday

9 am - 5 pm:
519-272-8210 Ext. 2747

Monday - Friday:
9:15 am - 4:30 pm

  • Appointment required; use the online booking form or call between 9 am - 5 pm to request an appointment. 
  • Will accommodate self-referral.
  • Only testing available.

Stratford Huron and Matilda Shoppers Drug Mart (only tests eligible people without symptoms)

511 Huron St., Stratford (Huron and Matilda)

519-271-9195

Monday - Sunday: 8 am - 10 pm

Listowel Outpatient Building,

285 Sarah Ave N., Listowel 

519-292-2133 

Monday & Tuesday:
8:30 am - 6 pm

Wednesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm

  • Call ahead for instructions; by appointment only.
  • Please call between 10am-3pm to schedule an appointment.
  • Online booking available http://lwha.ca/covidbooking/

Grand Bend Assessment Centre

69 Main Street, East Grand Bend

519-238-1556
Ext. 111

Monday - Friday

1:30 - 4 pm

  • Call to book an appointment or go online to complete an appointment request form.
  • Drive-up available. People without vehicles will also be accommodated. 
  • Will accept self referrals.
  • Only testing available.

Goderich

Kinsmen Centre

185 Keays St., Goderich

519-524-6060
Ext. 263

Monday - Friday

9 am - 12 pm

  • By appointment only.

  • Self-referrals accepted.
  • Call to book an appointment.
  • Assessment and testing available.
  • After hours: If you are calling your local healthcare provider after hours, please follow their instructions.
  • If you require further support to arrange testing (for example, you can't get to an assessment centre), please call Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) at 1-888-221-2133.
  • After hours: If you have called HPPH after 4 p.m., we will call you back the next business day, Monday through Friday, to help arrange testing.
  • Locations and hours of Huron Perth COVID-19 Community Testing Centres [PDF] | August 1, 2021

Anyone with severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, or any other medical emergency should call 9-1-1.

Getting your test results

  • Turnaround time for test results varies.
  • Please note that while you will be notified of a positive result, negative results are given through the online portal and require a photo health (OHIP) card.
    • Please discuss alternative arrangements to receive testing results if you:
      • Do not have a photo health OHIP card (green card)
      • Have a red-and-white OHIP card
      • Do not have access to the internet
      • Are unable to understand a website in English

If, after seven days, your test results have not appeared online contact Huron Perth Public Health.

Contact tracing

  • If you have been identified by public health as a high risk contact of a confirmed or probable case:
    • Public Health will advise about testing. You will be told to isolate at home immediately.
    • If you have symptoms, any close contacts who were in contact with you in the 48 hours before your symptoms started will also be told to isolate and to contact HPPH if they develop any symptoms.
    • HPPH will follow up with you and your contacts as needed during this time.
  • How To Care For A Child Who Needs To Self-Isolate [PDF] | Public Health Ontario, April 14, 2021